In case you haven’t noticed the widget in the sidebar (or the updates to the FB and G+ pages), I’m running a fund-raiser so that I can get a circle punch for my badger business. If I raise excess of the $200 minimum needed, it’s probably going to go to immediate needs for the house (late bills, food for pets, getting one of the stray cats fixed), but I assure you that, unless some crazy people on FetLife or something really want me to, I’m not going to withdraw it in gold dollars and roll around on it.
My Indie Go-Go campaign page is here. I’ve also added a $10 “perk”, so if you give me $10, I’ll grab some badges from my stock (mostly things on Etsy I have extras of, or can make more of) and send you a mix of things.
The faster I can get a circle punch, the faster I can go back to doing custom bulk orders for bands, shops, DJs, bloggers, etc…. It really didn’t occur to me how badly this inability to do bulk orders was hurting me until a few months ago. The circle punch I’ve found is lever-operated, so absolutely no strain on the nerves in my wrist! It’s also MUCH less expensive than it used to be (seven years ago, when I got all of my badge-making equipment, this thing was about $300! and that’s twice what I paid for my press). The optional pop-up accessory is also from the same seller, and should give less strain to my wrist. I chose “Flexible funding” so that I’ll get any amount given (save for Indie Go Go fees), and If I don’t make the $200 minimum I’m hoping for, hopefully I’ll be able to make up the difference on my own.